User talk:Chickenout1

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March 2010[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia. However, please do not add promotional material to articles or other Wikipedia pages, as you did to Nibiru collision. Advertising and using Wikipedia as a "soapbox" is against Wikipedia policy and not permitted. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about Wikipedia. Thank you. McGeddon (talk) 23:35, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Nuvola apps important.svg Please stop. If you continue to add promotional material to Wikipedia, as you did to 2012 in fiction, you will be blocked from editing. Dougweller (talk) 06:25, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

Mentioning a book, and conflict of interest[edit]

If you want to write about a book in an article, you'll need a reliable source (such as a newspaper article or review) that has written about the book and its relevance to the subject - it's more important to write about how a book is relevant, than to simply mention that it exists and to give a link to where you can buy it from.

If this is your own book, you should read Wikipedia's conflict of interest policy before editing any further. If you've just self-published your first novel and are trying to drum up interest and drive traffic to a sales site, Wikipedia is not the place to do that. --McGeddon (talk) 08:43, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

It's self-published. If it hits the NYT top 100, then it could be included, but we rarely include self-published books (or the various varieties of same), so I don't see how it can be included. Dougweller (talk) 09:41, 15 March 2010 (UTC)